Why Eric Fructuoso accepted his bad cop role in 'Darna' in a heartbeat | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

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Eric Fructuoso (center) during the mediacon for "Darna." Image: ABS-CBN Entertainment via Instagram/@eric.fructuoso

When actor Eric Fructouso learned who is directing “Darna” and the actors participating in it, he immediately accepted the role given to him even without much of a thought.

“Noong tinawagan po ako para dito sa show, ‘gusto mo ba mag-Darna?’ sabi ko, ‘sino po ang director?’ ‘Chito Rono.’ Tapos na. So, wala na. Hindi mo na kailangang intindihin ‘yung kailangan mong alamin,” he said during the face-to-face grand mediacon for the series, last Aug. 8.

(When someone called me about the show, “Do you want to do ‘Darna’?” I asked, “Who is the director?” “Chito Roño.” So, that’s it. You don’t need to understand whatever it is you need to know).

For Fructouso, it is more than enough that Roño is directing the series. More so, he already knew Janella Salvador who is playing the lead villainess Valentina.

“Si Janella kilala ko, tapos si Jane (de Leon), nakausap ko na rin. Wala, tapos na lahat ‘yun. Done deal na. Maganda na [ang] kalalabasan nito tapos kasama ko pa si Jeffrey Santos,” he said.

(Janella, I know her and then there’s Jane (de Leon), I’ve talked to her. There’s nothing more to consider. It’s a done deal. Its outcome will be great, plus I would also be with Jeffrey Santos.)


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With their camaraderie on the set, everyone gets to bond very well, making their work easier.

“Ang daling magtrabaho, very natural. Mahirap lang seryosohin ang mga eksena dahil sa sobrang saya ay nagtatawanan na lang kami,” he said.

(It is very easy to work, very natural. It is hard to get serious in the scenes because it is so much fun that we end up laughing.)

“Darna” which also stars Iza Calzado, Joshua Garcia and Zaijian Jaranilla in lead roles, premiered last week. JB


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